My tooth doesn't hurt. Do I still need a filling?
It can be tempting to put off dental exams if you’re not in pain. However, letting pain dictate your dental treatment is never a good idea.
Many dental problems can significantly damage your teeth before you experience any discomfort. If a cavity is developing, finding it as soon as possible allows us to address it so you can avoid pain and the possibility of more complex treatment.
Importance of Regular Dental Exams
The easiest path to a healthy, problem-free smile is prevention. During regular exams and cleanings, Dr. Joo will thoroughly inspect your teeth for any signs of problems. If you’re a new patient, we may recommend a panoramic x-ray to see what’s happening deep inside your tooth. Based on this information, we will recommend a treatment plan so you never have to worry about developing a toothache.
Gum Disease Treatment
In particular, periodontal disease (gum disease) can seriously damage your teeth and gums before you ever notice a symptom. If we do find gum disease during a regular cleaning, we can address the problem and develop a plan for future treatment.
When we see you on a regular basis for preventive visits, we can diagnose and address small problems before they become serious. Please call Park Place Dental to arrange your next appointment!